Russian Helicopters has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial...Read more
Russian Helicopters has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC). The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian...Read more
Mr. Vladimir Lapinsky, CEO of Meridian Air Company, receives an Honorary Certificate of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation for performance achievements and long-term and honest commitment to work in aviation industry by decree 260/N as of August 7, 2016 issued by Russian Ministry of Transport. The award ceremony took place on the...Read more
On August the 5th the V Anniversary Baltic Business Aviation Forum resulted in a successful event in Jurmala. The event has its history and again gathered a solid number of participants from the number of business aviation professionals. This year the greatest number of delegates registered at the event. Event schedule was a traditional one –...Read more
Moscow region authorities have approved Northern Terminal Complex development project that will make Sheremetyevo one of the major passenger and cargo hubs in the world. New modern Terminal B with extended infrastructure will be built in place of the old terminal building by 2018. Here there will be a multi-level parking, subterranean...Read more
Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow part of Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup – a maintenance, repair and overhaul division of Volga-Dnepr Group, has successfully passed a certification process to become an approved maintenance organization for Sukhoi Super Jet 100 aircraft under Russian Federal Aviation Regulations 285. VDTM is now capable to provide...Read more
Volga-Dnepr Gulf (VD Gulf) based in Sharjah, UAE, has recently signed agreement for nose-to-tail inputs of Air Atlanta’s Boeing 747-400s for Base Maintenance checks including AD/SB & out of phase works. The first aircraft is due to arrive at VD Gulf’s Sharjah Hangar facility on 26th June 2016, for a twenty-six day layover while...Read more
The first prototype (OP-1) of the medium multirole Ka-62 helicopter took off at Russian Helicopters’ Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company on April 28. The lift in a hover mode was part of the factory flight testing and was completed successfully. The OP-1 Ka-62 was launched to evaluate its overall performance and to test its main power supply...Read more
On the 18th of April, 2016 Volga-Dnepr Group and Sheremetyevo International Airport have signed an agreement on long-term and mutually-beneficial cooperation in the field of cargo hub development in Sheremetyevo which corresponds high global industry. Current agreement is a strategic step in a long-term partnership between two...Read more
Russian Helicopters has fulfilled its first contract for after-sale maintenance of multirole Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy. “This is our first contract with the Naval Secretariat of Mexico. It was fulfilled in full and on time,” said Igor Chechikov, Russian Helicopter's deputy CEO. “Mexico is one of our key partners...Read more
Russian Helicopters is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with the Indian Ministry of Defense to provide after-sales service for Mi-17 helicopters. “We have conducted negotiations with our Indian partners and we plan to sign a contract that will lay the foundation for collaboration between Russian Helicopters and...Read more
In March 2016 specialists of Meridian Air Company conducted an outside audit of FlightSafety International Paris training centre to ensure the training organization complies with both international and Russian aviation legislation and Airline`s internal requirements as well. The audit scope was cabin crew retyping training for Hawker-750,...Read more
During the period 9 January through 17 February 2016 an ex-Air France B747-400 aircraft, contracted by Air Atlanta to VD Gulf, underwent major rework, painting, cabin reconfiguration and customization for IRON MAIDEN rock-band World Tour called “The book of souls” on behalf of Air Atlanta Icelandic by VD Gulf staff at VD Gulf main hangar in...Read more
Sheremetyevo International airport is the best airport in Europe in service quality by the end of 2015 according to the results of ASQ program research (Airport Service Quality) ACI (Airports Council International). Sheremetyevo is for the fourth time confirms the status of the best airport in Europe. Sheremetyevo is the first...Read more
In the first decade of February, 2016 Meridian Air Company received authorization of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) upon early completion of an advanced approval procedure that proves the Airline complies with Part-TCO (Third Country Operators) requirements. Such authorization allows the air operator to acquire commercial air...Read more
2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....
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